Mommy Greenest Loves: Superfood Facial Oil

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When I was 30, I visited a legendary Los Angeles facialist who told me to stop using so many hydrating products. “Your skin is naturally oily,” she said. “You make your own moisture.” From then on, I just used eye cream at night, and added sunscreen in the daytime — all natural and organic, of course. And that was that, for a while.

But now that I’m older, and it’s a whole different ball game. Why? As hormones plummet and cells stop renewing, my skin is becoming drier. In the past few years, I’ve tried a lot of different creams, but the only thing that seems to restore moisture is a pure, natural facial oil. I’ve been using certified organic argan facial oil for a while, but recently upped my game by switching to Superfood Facial Oil from British natural beauty brand PHB Ethical Beauty. It’s lightweight but seriously hydrating — my skin drinks it up!

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Shiva Rose Walks the Talk

I have a funny sort of serendipity with actress and writer Shiva Rose. All unwavering belief in organic and sustainability aside, when we first met five years ago, we realized that she knew my husband from high school. Talk about a small world! Shiva’s environmental activism began after she was diagnosed with an auto-immune condition in her early 20s, after the birth of her first daughter. She spreads the love through TheLocalRose.com, where she’s now launching an eponymous skincare line that she makes in her garage, infusing it with mantras. She invited me for a rose-tinted afternoon at her home in the Santa Monica mountains, where she grows organic vegetables, cultivates bees, raises chickens—and fights off marauding coyotes in her nightgown. This is a woman who definitely walks the talk! Together, we’re giving you a chance to win one of TWO $85 Shiva Rose Face Oils we’re giving away. Feeling lucky?

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